A celebration of the life of Pamela Denise Blackwell took place July 29 Soul Saving C.O.G.I.C., Jersey City. She was the wife of Jerome Blackwell. Loving mother of Christopher Spates, Elijah Spates, Alterick Blackmon, Alisha Blackmon, Adored stepmother of Tequan Pettiford, Sr., Jerome Pettiford, Jarred Blackwell and Jerrisha Neals. Precious grandmother of Christopher Spates, Jerome Pettiford, Jr. Mi-Angel Pettiford, Amari Pettiford, Shamiyah Pettiford, Tequan Pettiford, Jr., Samir Pettiford, King Charles Pettiford, Ablessing Pettiford. Caring daughter of Elijah Spates, Sr. and the late Laura M. Spates. Cherished sister of Elijah Spates, Jr. (Tara), Gerald Cooper (Annette), Jeffrey Cooper, Zerald Moore (Tanisha). Endearing daughter-in-law of the late Annie Mae Blackwell. Adored sister-in-law of Viola Miller, Annie Mae Blackwell, Henry Blackwell (Barbara), Tyrone Blackwell, Ronnie Blackwell and the late Martha Scott, Joseph Holmes (Naomi) and Sandra Blackwell McDaniel (Mack). Niece of Pharoah Holmes (Julietta) and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Services arranged by The Family Funeral Home, Newark.